This Thursday, October 20, 2016 is #SpiritDay, where millions go purple in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBTQ youth. It may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big impact for a struggling youth to know that they have you on their side.
We invite you to join us:
- Pledge to wear purple on October 20 (to work, school or whatever you're up to!)
- Go purple on your social media accounts, and/or
- Send us a pic of you in your lavender outfit (via firstname.lastname@example.org on our social media), and we’ll add it to our big, Nor Cal collage of love and support for LGBTQ youth (click here to see last year's participants)!
Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying. Following a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens in 2010, LGBTQ activists and allies worked to teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students in going purple on social media or wearing purple, a color that symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.
Can we count on you?